Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

This joint online webinar on 22 June 2021 at 14:00 – 17:30 CET is part of the OECD’s and the European Commission’s (EC) joint efforts on global monitoring and analysis of Artificial Intelligence developments. The collaboration focuses on supplying accessible, consistent, and up-to-date information to stakeholders through the OECD AI Policy Observatory and the Commission’s knowledge service to monitor the development, uptake and impact of AI in Europe, AI Watch.

Together, OECD.AI and AI Watch provide a wealth of knowledge on trends in research and development, jobs and skills, and the latest AI news, as well as a repository of more than 650 AI policies and strategies from over 60 countries and the EU.

In this context, the webinar will introduce the updated AI Watch National Strategies on Artificial Intelligence: A European Perspective”  report and the OECD ‘State of Implementation of the OECD AI Principles: Insights from National AI Policies’ report on national AI policies. It will also present the new initiatives and features on the EC-OECD database of national AI strategies and policies.

The AI Watch “National Strategies on Artificial Intelligence: A European Perspective” report provides comprehensive information on EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland’s national AI strategies. It aims to help Member States to learn from each other’s policy initiatives and to identify synergies and collaboration opportunities, and will also be available on the OECD AI Policy Observatory.

The OECD “State of Implementation of the OECD AI Principles: Insights from National AI Policies”  report looks at how countries are implementing the five recommendations to governments contained in the OECD AI Principles and examines emerging trends on AI policy. The report was drafted based on the input of the OECD AI Network of Experts (ONE AI) working group of Policies for AI and the EC-OECD database of national AI strategies and policies.

On 21 April 2021, the EC came forward with its “AI package”, a key milestone in the implementation of the EU’s vision to create an ecosystem of excellence and an ecosystem of trust for AI. It includes the 2021 review of the Coordinated Plan on AI and a horizontal legislative proposal on AI.


In this webinar attendees will:

  • Gain information about emerging trends in AI policy across EU countries in the context of building ecosystems of excellence and trust in AI
  • Discover stakeholders’ views on the role of national AI policies in the development and uptake of trustworthy AI as well as on the opportunities and benefits of enhancing collaboration
  • Learn about the work of the European Commission and the OECD to monitor and analyse national AI policies


14:00 Welcome

  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) of the OECD
  • Mikel Landabaso, Director of the Directorate for Growth and Innovation at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director of the Directorate Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry of the Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology at the European Commission

14:30 EC-OECD monitoring of AI developments

  • Karine Perset, Administrator of the OECD’s AI Policy Observatory
  • Paul Desruelle, Senior Expert, Leader of the AI Watch project, JRC Digital Economy Unit

14:45 European approach to AI – the Coordinated plan on AI

  • Kilian Gross, Head of Artificial Intelligence Policy Development and Coordination Unit of the European Commission, DG Connect

14:55 How is Europe shaping excellence and trust in AI?Moderator: Vincent Van RoyDigital Economy Unit, European Commission


  • Cécile Huet, Deputy Head of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Excellence unit of the European Commission
  • Lars Bønløkke Lê, Head of Digital Responsible Growth at the Danish Business Authority
  • Andreas Hartl, Head of Division Strategy Artificial Intelligence, Data Economy, Blockchain at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Jana Novohradska, Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic
  • András Hlács, Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Hungary to the OECD and UNESCO and Co-Chair of the OECD Network of Experts on AI working group on policies for AI

16:00 Break

16:10 How can stakeholders engage with national AI strategies
and support the development of a wider AI ecosystem in Europe? 
Moderator: Laura Galindo-Romero, OECD AI Policy Observatory AI Policy Analyst.


  • Ana Garcia Robles, Secretary General of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA)
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director European Government Affairs, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech at Microsoft
  • Milly Doolan, Managing Director at EuroNavigator
  • Emilia Tantar, Chief Data and AI Officer at Black Swan LUX
  • Nathanaël Ackerman, AI4Belgium Lead
  • Barry O’Sullivan, Chair of Constraint Programming, School of Computer Science & IT – University College Cork, Founding director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics

17:15 Wrap-up / conclusions

  • Audrey PlonkHead of OECD Division for Digital Economy Policy
  • Juha Heikkilä, Head of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Excellence unit of the European Commission
  • Carlos Torrecilla, Head of Digital Economy Unit at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission


The webinar is hosted by the by the European Commission’s Directorate General Connect (DG Connect) and the Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) and OECD AI Policy Observatory team within the OECD’s digital economy policy division.

The webinar will be live-streamed

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Source: https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/ai-watch/webinar-national-ai-strategies-europe_en


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